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Monday, November 1, 2021

Faith community arrives in Glasgow to pray

Faith community arrives in Glasgow to pray, press world leaders for strong action at COP26

COP26, shorthand for the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, officially began Sunday, and NCR’s environment correspondent Brian Roewe is there, covering it for EarthBeat.

“The high-stakes summit comes as the science of climate change has crystallized, its impacts have come more clearly into focus around the world and time to avert worst-case scenarios is running short,” Roewe writes in his first report from Glasgow. 

Find out what faith groups are doing here

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Death becomes us: On Dia de Los Muertos and honoring Mexican ancestors

For Myriam Gurba, celebrating Día de Los Muertos, which falls on Nov. 1, was one way that she came to weave ancestral veneration into the fabric of her daily life. “I relished the lore narrated by parents and other family members regarding the spirits,” she writes in an essay about the holy day. 

Her ofrenda, a seasonal altar for Día de Los Muertos, honors her family's Mexican matriarchs.”On its lower tier, jars brim with flowers. Pink and orange tissue paper banners brighten the table. Incense spices the air while a cup of water offers relief to thirsty travelers. A dish of salt purifies and preserves. A picture of my grandmother Arcelia beautifies. A crucifix and rosary that belonged to my grandmother Esperanza evoke her long-suffering presence,” she writes. 

Read more of her essay here.


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ICYMI, President Joe Biden met with Pope Francis on Friday. At NCR, we had four stories:

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